China: A Century of Revolution is a six-hour tour de force
journey through the country's most tumultuous period. First televised on
PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly
candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage,
insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from
citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century. China in Revolution
charts the pivotal years from the birth of the new republic to the
establishment of the PRC, through foreign invasions, civil war and a
bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao's attempts to forge a "new China" from the war-ravaged and exhausted nation. Born Under the Red Flag
showcases China's unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid
of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market
economy. Monumental in scope, China: A Century of Revolution is critical viewing for anyone interested in this increasingly powerful and globally influential country.
April 19, 2021 Subject:
China: A Century of Revolution (in several parts)
A detailed, almost encyclopedic treatment of a huge subject. Combining interviews with archival film and recordings, this roughly six-hour documentary attempts to trace the histoy of China throughout the twentieth century. It manages to reflect many of the different ideologies as well as the complicated threads of historical reality, multiple personalities, and mass movements which played their various roles through nearly ten decades of change. Sun Yat Sen, Chiang Kai Shek, Mao Tse Tung, Chou En Lai, Deng Hsiao Ping (forgive my spelling) are among the more famous persons presented, but there are many other, less known, but equally important although unknown persons who played their roles in the 20th century history of one of the world's oldest, and still thriving, civilizations. Take you time and watch it carefully, without hurry.